Get the latest Education e-news
 

Go Back   Game Career Guide Forums > Other > Game Studies
Forum Home Register Members List Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
solarnoise
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 17/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss21
Default Writing a paper for my business class

Hi everyone,

I'm taking Intro to Business, as part of one of my associate degrees I'm currently earning.

Our final grade is a research paper that requires two magazine articles and two internet articles as citations, and must be at least 5 pages...not too shabby

My problem with this is I need something I am passionate or at least interested in...it's not an absolute necessity but it makes writing the paper much more enjoyable!

I would love to write about something that involves the interactive media industry...anything that is a focused topic and is business related.

Some examples I was thinking of are outsourcing development processes, the difficulty of starting an independent studio, or something along those lines.

I could really use some guidance..I am subscribed to Game Dev magazine, but there are so many issues I wouldn't know where to start! Are there any well known articles analyzing the industry (like the Payroll survey ones for example) that I could use for inspiration in writing this paper?

I would like to avoid writing on a generic subject as much as possible, I'd love to analyze a part of the games industry for my class =)
solarnoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
yaustar
Administrator
 
yaustar's Avatar

Activity Longevity
2/20 19/20
Today Posts
2/11 sssss2245
Location: UK
Default

The current issue of Game Developer has a salary survey. Have a glance at the articles on Gamasutra Features->Business section.
yaustar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
Gshonk
Moderator

Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss831
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Default

If you can find anything with Michael Pachter that is usually business related. Though I'm not sure anything with him in it will be long enough. Gamasutra usually has a lot of articles also.
__________________
Grant Shonkwiler()
"I would love to fix the world if someone would just give me the source code"
Website Industry blog LinkedIn
Gshonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 06:56 PM   #4
ronnoc10
Senior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss350
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Default

The recent slew of industry mergers might be a good topic to write about. You could find more than a few sources on it.
__________________
The 6th way designers communicate? With their fists.
ronnoc10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
Adrir
Administrator
 
Adrir's Avatar

Activity Longevity
2/20 20/20
Today Posts
2/11 sssss1461
Location: London, UK
Default

GamesIndustry.biz usually has alot articles related to business news.
__________________
Michael 'Adrir' Scott :: Games, Virtual Worlds, Education
Networking | Current Project | Research | Teaching
Adrir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 05:11 AM   #6
solarnoise
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 17/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnoc10 View Post
The recent slew of industry mergers might be a good topic to write about. You could find more than a few sources on it.
This is exactly what I was thinking =)

I'm changing my paper topic to mergers/buyouts, and am going to use the recent Vivendi stuff as an example.

Were there any other recent mergers that I could cite?
solarnoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 05:37 AM   #7
Zooch
Senior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 17/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by solarnoise View Post
Were there any other recent mergers that I could cite?
Research it
Zooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 03:43 PM   #8
64chamber
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 16/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssssss7
Location: Oakland, CA
Default

Just in case this paper isn't due yet. I read this article a year ago in fortune. It's above 5 pages and well written. Though I must say, it's more on the marketing side of things.

Here it is, "How Wii Won": http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortu...ion=2007053109
64chamber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:41 PM.






UBM Tech